The Promised Holy Ghost

Sep 15, 2013    Pastor Doug Kilchenman    Acts 2:1-47

The context of this passage is Jewish. It is the solemn Jewish feast day of Pentecost. This feast was kept in remembrance of the giving of the law upon Mount Sinai. The Jewish apostles (Acts 1:15-26) are gathered together to receive the Holy Ghost, which their Jewish Messiah had promised them would come. They are in Jerusalem. There are no Gentiles present. Any Gentiles that may be there have become Jews (called “proselytes” in Acts 2:10). Peter, the apostle to the Jews (Galatians 2:7-8), stands up and preaches a message that is derived from the Jewish OT (which was not the OT at that time in history, but rather the whole Bible.)